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There’s nothing + (subject) + can + (verb) There’s’ is a contraction of the words ‘there is.’ When using the word ‘nothing’ you are suggesting that something cannot happen or be done. Here are some examples: “There’s nothing you can harm.” “There’s nothing the police can identify.” “There’s […]

English Speaking – 88 – There’s nothing + (subject) + can + (verb)


It’s very kind of you to + (verb) When saying it is ‘kind of you’ you are saying that what someone has done or said was very appreciated or welcomed. Here are some examples: “It’s very kind of you to offer me the job.” “It’s very kind of […]

English Speaking – 87 – It’s very kind of you to + (verb)


There’s no way + (subject + verb) There’s’ is a contraction of the words ‘there is.’ By stating ‘there’s no way’ you are relaying a thought of doubt about an event taking place now or in the future. Here are some examples: “There’s no way you finish on […]

English Speaking – 86 – There’s no way + (subject + verb)



It’s no use + (verb-ing) It’s’ is a contraction for ‘it is.’ By stating ‘it’s no use’ you are saying that what you or someone else is doing is not recommended or uncalled for. Here are some examples: “It’s no use crying.” “It’s no use separating them.” “It’s […]

English Speaking – 85 – It’s no use + (verb-ing)


Here’s to + (noun) Here’s to’ is used in a way of celebrating or identifying a person, place, or thing of significance. It is usually said while toasting someone at dinner, or signaling to someone or something after an event. Here are some examples: “Here’s to the winner!” […]

English Speaking – 84 – Here’s to + (noun)


Please make sure that + (subject + verb) You are asking someone to make sure that a particular thing happens or takes place. Here are some examples: “Please make sure that she wakes up on time.” “Please make sure that she gets to school.” “Please make sure that […]

English Speaking – 83 – Please make sure that + (subject + verb)



It takes + (time) + to + (verb) You are letting someone know how long it will take to do a particular thing. Here are some examples: “It takes one hour to get there.” “It takes forty-five minutes for me to get ready.” “It takes four quarters to […]

English Speaking – 82 – It takes + (time) + to + (verb)


There’s no need to + (verb) The word ‘there’s’ is a contraction of the words ‘there is’ or ‘there has.’ When expressing ‘no need’ you are stating that the action does not need to take place. Here are some examples: “There’s no need to worry.” “There’s no need […]

English Speaking – 81 – There’s no need to + (verb)


Let’s say that + (subject + verb) Let’s’ is a contraction for ‘let us.’ You are suggesting to someone that you should both agree on what you will communicate to someone else. Here are some examples: “Let’s say that you love to fish.” “Let’s say we found it.” […]

English Speaking – 80 – Let’s say that + (subject + verb)



Let’s not + (verb) The word ‘let’s’ is formed from the words ‘let us.’ Here you are requesting that something not take place at this moment or that what is happening needs to be contained or lessened. Here are some examples: “Let’s not discuss this now.” “Let’s not […]

English Speaking – 79 – Let’s not + (verb)


There is something wrong with + (noun) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Friday, January 29, 2016 There is something wrong with + (noun) You are informing someone that there is something not right or out of the ordinary. Here are some examples: “There is something wrong with my […]

English Speaking – 78 – There is something wrong with + (noun)


What are the chances of + (verb-ing) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Thursday, January 28, 2016 What are the chances of + (verb-ing) By asking ‘what are the chances of’ you are wondering how often or in what case would a particular thing happen. Here are some examples: […]

English Speaking – 77 – What are the chances of + (verb-ing)



How come + (subject + verb) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Thursday, January 28, 2016 How come + (subject + verb) When using ‘how come’ you are asking why a particular thing has or had to take place. Here are some examples: “How come parents worry so much?” […]

English Speaking – 76 – How come + (subject + verb)


How much does it cost to + (verb) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Thursday, January 28, 2016 How much does it cost to + (verb) You are simply asking how much you would need to pay to do something. Here are some examples: “How much does it cost […]

English Speaking – 75 – How much does it cost to + (verb)


What if + (subject + verb) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 What if + (subject + verb) Here you are asking a question about ‘in the event of’ or ‘in the event that.’ Usually you are looking for an answer at the time of […]

English Speaking – 74 – What if + (subject + verb)



How about + (verb-ing) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 How about + (verb-ing) You’re asking someone their opinion on something or if they would like to do something. Here are some examples: “How about singing?” “How about hanging out tonight?” “How about folding the […]

English Speaking – 73 – How about + (verb-ing)


How was + (noun) Posted by Vanipack Co.,Ltd on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 How was + (noun) By using the words ‘how was’ you are asking someone a question about something that happened or something they did in the past. Here are some examples: “How was your meeting?” […]

English Speaking – 72 – How was + (noun)


The point is that + (subject + verb) The point is that + (subject + verb)By stating 'the point is' you are stating in your opinion the meaning about what is actually happening.Here are some examples:"The point is that if you study you will do well in school.""The […]

English Speaking – 71 – The point is that + (subject + verb)



It's time to + (verb) It's time to + (verb)You are letting someone know that something is required to be done at the present time.Here are some examples:"It's time to say goodbye.""It's time to ask for a raise.""It's time to collect our money.""It's time to cheer for our […]

English Speaking – 70 – It’s time to + (verb)


That's why + (subject + verb) That's why + (subject + verb)'That's' is short for 'that is.' Here you are telling someone 'because of this' or 'therefore.'Here are some examples:"That's why people admire you.""That's why she appears so happy.""That's why babies crawl before they can walk.""That's why Pam […]

English Speaking – 69 – That’s why + (subject + verb)


It looks like + (noun) It looks like + (noun)You could be describing how something is similar or appears to be by the way it looks.Here are some examples:"It looks like a balloon.""It looks like a jellyfish.""It looks like a banana.""It looks like a fish."You can also use […]

English Speaking – 68 – It looks like + (noun)



It's gonna be + (adjective) It's gonna be + (adjective)You're informing someone what something is going to be like. This could be something you are going to do, see or feel.Here are some examples:"It's going to be delicious.""It's gonna be easy.""It's gonna be depressing.""It's going to be exciting.""It's […]

English Speaking – 67 – It’s gonna be + (adjective)


If I were you, I would + (verb) If I were you, I would + (verb)Here you are giving an example of what decision YOU would do given the circumstances. This can be in past tense or in a conditional present.Here are some examples:"If I were you, I […]

English Speaking – 66 – If I were you, I would + (verb)


You could have + (past participle) You could have + (past participle)Using 'could have' you are speaking about something that was, should be or would be. You are stating that they had other options that could have been chosen.Here are some examples:"You could have completed it sooner.""You could […]

English Speaking – 65 – You could have + (past participle)



It's too bad that It's too bad that'Too bad' means regrettable or unfortunate. When using it in a sentence you are expressing a concern or regret for what has taken place. The topic being discussed could have happened to you, the person you are talking to, or someone […]

English Speaking – 64 – It’s too bad that


Why don't we + (verb) Why don't we + (verb)'Don't' is a contraction of 'do not.' When using 'why' you are asking a question that involves yourself and the person you are talking to.Here are some examples:"Why don't we go bowling tonight?""Why don't we pick some fresh flowers?""Why […]

English Speaking – 63 – Why don’t we + (verb)


What do you think about (verb-ing) What do you think about (verb-ing)This question asks someone their opinion about a topic.Here are some examples:"What do you think about having a cup of tea with me?""What do you think about working overtime next week?""What do you think about waiting in […]

English Speaking – 62 – What do you think about (verb-ing)



Do you want me to + (verb) Do you want me to + (verb)To 'want' is to feel or have a desire for. When saying 'Do you want me to' you're asking someone if there is anything you can do for them or assist them with.Here are some […]

English Speaking – 61 – Do you want me to + (verb)


How often do you How often do youWhen asking this question you are inquiring how often or how frequent someone does a particular thing.Here are some examples:"How often do you exercise?""How often do you change your password?""How often do you help out at school?""How often do you listen […]

English Speaking – 60 – How often do you


Do you like With this question you are asking someone what they prefer or enjoy. Here are some examples: “Do you like traveling on a plane?” “Do you like watching baseball on TV?” “Do you like skiing or snowboarding?” “Do you like going to bed early?” “Do you […]

English Speaking – 59 – Do you like



Don’t + (verb) The word ‘don’t’ is a contraction of the words ‘do not.’ It is said to convey a message of what NOT should be done. Here are some examples: “Don’t try and fool me.” “Don’t allow this to happen.” “Don’t watch scary movies before you go […]

English Speaking – 58 – Don’t + (verb)


Please + (verb) Please’ is generally used in a polite request when asking someone to do something. Here are some examples: “Please pass me the salt.” “Please order me the steak and potatoes.” “Please stop bothering me.” “Please wash your hands before dinner.” “Please wait outside until we […]

English Speaking – 57 – Please + (verb)


Are you trying to + (verb) You are asking someone if they are attempting to do something. This can be something mentally or physically. Here are some examples: “Are you trying to ignore me?” “Are you trying to manage your money?” “Are you trying to memorize that song?” […]

English Speaking – 56 – Are you trying to + (verb)



Are you into + (noun) Here you are asking a question about an interest they might have or something they might enjoy doing. Here are some examples: “Are you into soccer?” “Are you into trying new things?” “Are you into wine tasting?” “Are you into working out at […]

English Speaking – 55 – Are you into + (noun)


You’d better + (verb) You’d’ is a contraction of ‘you had’ or ‘you would.’ You are making a suggestion to someone for a particular action. Here are some examples: “You’d better exercise.” “You’d better help out.” “You’d better invite your brother.” “You’d better impress the judges.” “You’d better […]

English Speaking – 54 – You’d better + (verb)


You seem + (adjective) When stating ‘you seem’ you’re referring to the person you are talking to and expressing that they are giving the impression of or appear to be. Here are some examples: “You seem bored.” “You seem unhappy with the results.” “You seem eager to begin.” […]

English Speaking – 53 – You seem + (adjective)



You’re supposed to + (verb) You’re’ is a contraction of the words ‘you are.’ When using ‘You’re’ with the words ‘supposed to’ you are making a suggestion that something you strongly believe ought to happen. Here are some examples: “You’re supposed to keep that secret.” “You’re supposed to […]

English Speaking – 52 – You’re supposed to + (verb)


You should + (verb) Here you are suggesting an obligation or duty that needs to take place either now or in the near future. Here are some examples: “You should go to bed.” “You should do your homework before going outside.” “You should replace your headlights on your […]

English Speaking – 51 – You should + (verb)


I wish I could + (verb) You are expressing a desire to do something. Here are some examples: “I wish I could sing better.” “I wish I could settle the argument.” “I wish I could sail around the world.” “I wish I could remain calm during all of […]

English Speaking – 50 – I wish I could + (verb)



I should have + (past participle) Should’ is the past tense of the word ‘shall.’ When using the words ‘should have’ you are talking about something in the past that you ‘ought to’ or ‘might have’ done. Here are some examples: “I should have gone with you.” “I […]

English Speaking – 49 – I should have + (past participle)


I don’t know what to + (verb) You are letting someone know that you are not sure about what is being asked. You may also have no knowledge or opinion on a topic. Here are some examples: “I don’t know what to eat for dinner.” “I don’t know […]

English Speaking – 48 – I don’t know what to + (verb)


Do you mind if I + (verb) You are asking someone in present tense if they object to something you are asking. Here are some examples: “Do you mind if I excuse myself?” “Do you mind if we left early?” “Do you mind if I take a nap?” […]

English Speaking – 47 – Do you mind if I + (verb)



I’m not sure if (subject + verb) I’m not sure’ expresses a feeling of uncertainty or lack of confidence on a particular matter. Here are some examples: “I am not sure if they will offer me the job.” “I’m not sure if she’ll return my call.” “I’m not […]

English Speaking – 46 – I’m not sure if (subject + verb)


Can I get + (noun) The phrase ‘Can I get’ can be used in a couple different ways. You can use it to ask a question. Here are some examples: “Can I get a cup of water?” “Can I get a dog?” “Can I get lunch?” “Can I […]

English Speaking – 45 – Can I get + (noun)


Can I + (verb) When ending a sentence with a question mark (?) you are asking the person or people you are talking to a question for which you would like an answer. Here you are asking permission to do a particular action. Here are some examples: “Can […]

English speaking – 44 – Can I + (verb)



Thank you for Saying ‘thank you’ is telling someone you appreciate what they have done. This can either be something they did for you or for someone else. Here are some examples: “Thank you for inviting me.” “Thank you for helping me move.” “Thank you for informing me […]

English Speaking – 43 – Thank you for


Let me + (verb) Let me’ is suggesting that you are asking for permission or an opportunity to do something. Here are some examples: “Let me make my own decisions.” “Let me offer to help you.” “Let me open the door for you.” “Let me pause and think […]

English Speaking – 42 – Let me + (verb)


It occurred to me that (subject + verb) The word ‘occurred’ informs someone that something has come to mind or has been found. You are letting someone know that you suddenly have thought or remembered about something. Here are some examples: “It occurred to me that I forgot […]

English Speaking – 41 – It occurred to me that (subject + verb)



I’ve heard that + (subject + verb) You are letting someone know that you are aware of something or that you have been informed of something that is taking place. This could be something that has already happened or something happening in the near future. ‘I’ve’ is a […]

English Speaking – 40 – I’ve heard that + (subject + verb)


I think I should + (verb) Here you are telling someone that you feel strongly about doing a particular action. Here are some examples: “I think I should practice my reading.” “I think I should join a study group.” “I think I should handle this as soon as […]

English Speaking – 39 – I think I should + (verb)


I’m having a hard time + (verb-ing) By stating you are having a hard time you are letting someone know you are having difficulty with something. This could be something physical or mental and something that could be overcome with effort. Here are some examples: “I’m having a […]

English Speaking – 38 – I’m having a hard time + (verb-ing)



It’s hard for me to + (verb) When saying that something is ‘hard for me’ you are informing someone that what you are talking about is difficult or challenging for you. Here are some examples: “It’s hard for me to accept what you are telling me.” “It’s hard […]

English Speaking – 37 – It’s hard for me to + (verb)


It’s my turn to + (verb) The word ‘It’s’ is a contraction of the words ‘it is.’ When stating ‘my turn’ you are telling someone that it is time to change position or position focuses on to you. Here are some examples: “It’s my turn to walk you […]

English Speaking – 36 – It’s my turn to + (verb)


I’m dying to + (verb) When using the word ‘dying’ in this manner you are referring to wanting or desiring something greatly. Here are some examples: “I’m dying to relax on the beach.” “I’m dying to pick some fresh fruit.” “I’m dying to order some desserts.” “I’m dying […]

English Speaking – 35 – I’m dying to + (verb)



I’ll help you + (verb) This lets you inform someone that you are willing to provide assistance. This could refer to something physical or mental, like helping someone to ‘think’ or ‘remember’ something. Here are some examples: “I’ll help you cook dinner tonight.” “I’ll help you raise money […]

English Speaking – 34 – I’ll help you + (verb)


I’m thinking of + (verb-ing) Thinking’ refers to a process of thought, forming an opinion or judgment. When expressing ‘I am thinking of’ you are letting someone know what you are personally thinking. Here are some examples: “I’m thinking of checking out the new movie.” “I’m thinking of […]

English Speaking – 33 – I’m thinking of + (verb-ing)


I’m sorry to + (verb) Saying you are ‘sorry to’ expresses a feeling of sympathy or regret. Here are some examples: “I’m sorry to be so late.” “I’m sorry to hear about your sick mother.” “I’m sorry to waste your time.” “I’m sorry to make you feel so […]

English Speaking – 32 – I’m sorry to + (verb)



I’m working on + (noun) I’m’ is a contraction for the words ‘I am.’ The phrase ‘working on’ relays a physical or mental effort towards an accomplishment. Here are some examples: “I’m working on a big project.” “I’m working on training my dog.” “I’m working on making new […]

English Speaking – 31 – I’m working on + (noun)


I’m calling to + (verb) When using the words ‘I’m calling’ you are stating that you are actually using the phone to call and relay information. Here are some examples: “I’m calling to tell you about my day.” “I’m calling to accept your invitation.” “I’m calling to answer […]

English Speaking – 30 – I’m calling to + (verb)


I’m looking forward to When telling someone that you are ‘looking forward to’ you are saying that you are waiting or hoping for something, especially with pleasure. Here are some examples: “I’m looking forward to meeting you.” “I’m looking forward to talking with you.” “I’m looking forward to […]

English Speaking – 29 – I’m looking forward to



I have something + (verb) When using the expression ‘I have something’ you are communicating that you possess something or need to do something that is unspecified or undetermined. Here are some examples: “I have something to complete.” “I have something to share with you.” “I have something […]

English Speaking – 28 – I have something + (verb)


I’m here to + (verb) You are informing someone that you are at a particular place to accomplish something. Here are some examples: “I’m here to apply for the job.” “I’m here to take a test.” “I’m here to receive my gift.” “I’m here to support all your […]

English Speaking – 27 – I’m here to + (verb)


I want you to + (verb) I want you to’ is telling someone that you have a desire or would like for them to do something. Here are some examples: “I want you to clean the dishes.” “I want you to come home right after school.” “I want […]

English Speaking – 26 – I want you to + (verb)



I’m not used to + (verb-ing) Here you are using ‘not used to’ to inform someone that you are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with a topic at hand. Here are some examples: “I’m not used to talking English.” “I’m not used to studying so much.” “I’m not used to […]

English Speaking – 25 – I’m not used to + (verb-ing)


I was busy + (verb-ing) When using the word ‘was’, you are referring to something in a past tense, or something that happened before. Combining it with the word ‘busy’ you can express something that was occupying you in a past time. Here are some examples: “I was […]

English Speaking – 24 – I was busy + (verb-ing)


I can’t help + (verb-ing) The word ‘can’t’ is contraction for ‘cannot.’ Combined with ‘help’ you are communicating something you are unable to control or having a hard time gaining a grasp for. This can be a physical or mental action. Here are some examples: “I can’t help […]

English Speaking – 23 – I can’t help + (verb-ing)



I feel like + (verb-ing) Here you are expressing to someone something you would enjoy doing. Here are some examples: “I feel like going for a bike ride.” “I feel like going to the beach.” “I feel like having a snack.” “I feel like talking.” “I feel like […]

English Speaking – 22 – I feel like + (verb-ing)


I’d rather + (verb) I’d’ is a contraction of the words ‘I had’ or ‘I would.’ When using it with the word ‘rather’ you are suggesting you would like to do or prefer one thing more than another. Here are some examples: “I’d rather talk about this later.” […]

English Speaking – 21 – I’d rather + (verb)


I promise not to + (verb) When using the word ‘promise’ you are giving your word that what you are saying is true. You might also be assuring someone a guarantee that you will follow thru on what you are saying to them. When using ‘promise not to’ […]

English Speaking – 20 – I promise not to + (verb)



I don’t have time to + (verb) The word ‘don’t’ is a contraction of the words ‘do not.’ When adding ‘have time to’ you are simply stating that you have other obligations and all other things considered must wait. Here are some examples: “I don’t have time to […]

English Speaking – 19 – I don’t have time to + (verb)


I didn’t mean to + (verb) The word ‘didn’t’ is a contraction of the words ‘did not’. When using it in a sentence with the words ‘mean to’ you are informing someone that you did something you regret or are sorry for. This could have been a physical, […]

English Speaking – 18 – I didn’t mean to + (verb)


I was about to + (verb) When stating ‘I was about to’ you are informing someone that you were going to do something, but another event prevented you from doing it. It is similar to ‘I am about to’ but the difference is that you will not do […]

English Speaking – 17 – I was about to + (verb)



I’ve decided to + (verb) I’ve’ is short for ‘I have’ and including the word ‘decided’ you are stating that you have made a decision or come to a conclusion. Here are some examples: “I’ve decided to accept the job.” “I’ve decided to complete my degree.” “I’ve decided […]

English Speaking – 16 – I’ve decided to + (verb)


I plan to + (verb) Plan to’ describes something that you would like to do in the near future. Here are some examples: “I plan to find a new apartment.” “I plan to relax on vacation.” “I plan to surprise my parents.” “I plan to wash my car.” […]

English Speaking – 15 – I plan to + (verb)


I would like to + (verb) This sentence lets someone know what you would be interested in doing. This can be a physical, mental or verbal action. Here are some examples: “I would like to answer that question.” “I would like to compete in a cooking contest.” “I […]

English Speaking – 14 – I would like to + (verb)



I gotta + (verb) I gotta’ is grammatically incorrect. It is more of a spoken form. If you want to say this with proper grammar, the equivalent would be, ‘I have got to’ or ‘I’ve got to’. In the spoken form, ‘got to’ is shortened to ‘gotta’ and […]

English speaking – 13 – I gotta + (verb)


I wanna + (verb) The word ‘wanna’ is incorrect grammatically. It is equivalent to ‘want to.’ When combined with the word ‘I’ it helps communicate something you want to do. Here are some examples: “I wanna talk.” “I wanna search for a job.” “I wanna order some food.” […]

English Speaking – 12 – I wanna + (verb)


I have to + (verb) The words ‘have to’ describe something that needs to take place soon. It expresses certainty, necessity, or obligation. Here are some examples: “I have to switch schools.” “I have to use the telephone.” “I have to go to the bathroom.” “I have to […]

English Speaking – 11 – I have to + (verb)



I used to + (verb) Used to’ expresses something that was done in the past, and is not usually done now. Here are some examples: “I used to develop websites.” “I used to jog every day.” “I used to paint.” “I used to smoke.” “I used to work […]

English Speaking – 10 – I used to + (verb)


I have + (past participle) Again, ‘I have’ shows possession or something acquired. By adding a past participle you are informing someone of a past or completed action done by you. Here are some examples: “I have done it.” “I have heard that before.” “I have driven a […]

English Speaking – 9 – I have + (past participle)


I have + (noun) By using the words ‘I have’ you are informing someone of something you have possession of or have acquired. Here are some examples: “I have a cat.” “I have a nice car.” “I have a house.” “I have a computer.” “I have a headache.” […]

English Speaking – 8 – I have + (noun)



I’m gonna + (verb) The word ‘gonna’ is incorrect grammatically. The equivalent in proper grammar would be ‘going to.’ When using the word ‘gonna’ you are telling someone what you are planning to do at that moment or in the near future. Here are some examples: “I’m gonna […]

English Speaking – 7 – I’m gonna + (verb)


I’m trying + (verb) I am trying’ informs someone that you are attempting to accomplish something using bodily, mental, or spiritual strength. By adding a verb to ‘I’m trying’ you are pointing out exactly what it is you are attempting to do. Here are some examples: “I’m trying […]

English Speaking – 6 – I’m trying + (verb)


I’m getting When combining the words ‘I am’ and ‘getting’ you are telling someone ‘you’ are gaining possession, being affected by or have plans to seek out and obtain a particular thing. Here are some examples: “I’m getting better.” “I’m getting ready for bed.” “I’m getting a tooth […]

English Speaking – 5 – I’m getting



I’m + (verb) I’m’ is a contraction of the words ‘I am.’ By adding a verb to ‘I’m’ this lets you express an action or occurrence about yourself. Here are some examples: “I’m eating lunch.” “I’m brushing my teeth.” “I’m scared.” “I’m driving to work.” “I’m crying.” “I’m […]

English Speaking – 4 – I’m + (verb)


I’m good at Again, ‘I’m’ is used here as ‘I am.’ ‘Good at’ informs someone what you excel at and are comfortable doing. Here are some examples: “I’m good at drawing.” “I’m good at video games.” “I’m good at swimming.” “I’m good at driving.” “I’m good at reading.” […]

English Speaking – 3 – I’m good at


I’m in/at/on Describes an action you are doing. Most commonly, you would use the word ‘in’ when entering a physical location such as a room or a building. Here are some examples: “I’m in the shower.” “I’m in the lobby.” “I’m in a car.” “I’m in a house.” […]

2 – I’m in/at/on



I’m I’m’ is an abbreviation for the word ‘I AM.’ It is used in combination with other words to tell someone about yourself or to describe something you are doing. Here are some examples: “I’m so tired.” “I’m confused.” “I’m happy.” “I’m twenty three years old.” “I’m hungry.” […]

1 – Basic usage of ‘I’m’